Talk at 7.30 given by Robert Ballard at St George the Martyr, 206 Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury, RG14 6NU. See Links page for directions.

The history, development and plants of Longstock Park Water Gardens’.

Robert has been Gardens & Grounds Manager at Longstock for 13 years. Longstock has approximately 120 acres of
managed Gardens and Parkland and he has a team of six who work with him to manage it. 

He was previously Senior Gardener for The National trust at Cliveden for 6 years. He has run his own grounds maintenance business and worked within a local Authority Parks Department.

He studied Horticulture at Berkshire College of Agriculture and also studied Garden History at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

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